True colors: A room-by-room color guide

by Kerrie Kennedy

Is your client’s red kitchen turning off buyers? Color is a powerful communication tool that can influence moods, feelings and even blood pressure. From yellow in the kitchen to navy in the bedroom, a new study by Good Move used Google search data to determine the best colors to decorate each room in the home. Click through to find out what appeals to buyers.

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Yellow kitchen

A pop of yellow in the kitchen not only makes the room feel bigger and brighter, it makes everyone who walks in feel happier and calmer. It also looks great with trendy gray tones, making it very of-the-moment. In the past year, searches for ‘yellow kitchens’ have increased by 132%, according to the study.
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Navy blue bedroom

Serenity is the name of the game in the bedroom, and blue — especially deep blues and navy — provide a much-needed sense of relaxation and coziness. According to the study, searches for “navy bedrooms" were up 245% compared with to the same time last year. 
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Green living room

Serenity is the name of the game in the bedroom, and blue — especially deep blues and navy — provide a much-needed sense of relaxation and coziness. According to the study, searches for “navy bedrooms" were up 245% compared with to the same time last year. 
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Orange dining room

Orange tones not only increase a person’s appetite, they make a room feel warm and cozy too. According to the study, searches for "orange dining rooms" were up 83% compared to last year. Homeowners who are hesitant to go full-on orange might want to add a pop of orange with a statement wall or upholstered chairs.
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Light blue bathroom

Light blue — especially blue gray tones — creates a relaxing, peaceful and spa-like atmosphere. According to the study, searches for “light blue bathrooms" have increased by a 614% compared to this time last year.
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A study in red.

Light blue — especially blue gray tones — creates a relaxing, peaceful and spa-like atmosphere. According to the study, searches for “light blue bathrooms" have increased by a 614% compared to this time last year.

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